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Kettle River Museum

Tourism Region: Kootenays

We are a Museum located at 'Mile 0" of the legendary Kettle Valley Railway, now part of the Trans Canada Trail. Our collection represents all aspects of the heritage of the Boundary region of southern BC, from industrial and agricultural developement to home and leisure life.



907 Highway 3
Midway, British Columbia
V0H 1M0

Telephone: 1-250-449-2614
Fax: 449 - 2614

Mailing Address: 
Kettle River Museum
PO Box 149, Midway, British Columbia
V0H 1M0

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Hours of Operation

Operations: Seasonal

We offer school tours and other group visits by appointment in the off-season. Please contact us by email (we don't have voice mail).

Open: Open 10am to 4:30 pm
Daily in JULY & AUGUST
Wednesday to Sunday in MAY, JUNE & SEPTEMBER

Closed: Monday • Tuesday
From October through April

Administration fees

Admission: Charged

Discounts: Groups • Students

About Collections

CPR station, built 1900; provincial courthouse, 1895; school house, 1895; new museum building being built next to CPR station

Approximate number of objects in the collections: 4000


Photographs and documents of local interest.

Prints and Drawings • Manuscripts • Photographs

Decorative Arts

Social History items of a domestic nature.

Ceramics, Porcelain or Pottery • Costumes • Furniture or Furnishings • Musical Instruments

Fine Arts


Human History

Agicultural implements and a few logging items.

Agriculture • Animal Husbandry • Communications Devices • Costumes and Accessories • Forestry • Furniture or Furnishings • Household Objects or Domestic Technology • Local History • Musical Instruments • Toys and Games • Imaging : Photographs

Services & Activities

Exhibits and displays include the original Kettle Valley Railway Stationhouse and Caboose, an outdoor Artifact Shelter and the Main Museum. Enjoy our shady picnic area. Cyclists are very welcome.

Research Services

We have a large collection of photos and research material including old newspapers.

Archival Records • Genealogical Research • Information Centre • Library

Educational Programs

Visitors may use our laptop for research of our database and photo collection, in the classroom/library. Schoolgroups do a questionaire/scavenger hunt based on their curriculum.

School Programs : Age 0-4 (Pre-School) : Age 5-11 (k-6) : Age 12-17 (7-13)(Quebec: Secondary 1-CEGEP)

Visitor Services

Visitor Information on accommodation and local activities.

Accessible by Public Transportation • Children's Activities or Services • Information Centre or Desk • Parking Facilities • Gift shop • Special Needs Facilities : Parking : Washrooms : Wheelchair access

Volunteer Services

Volunteer Services Available • Volunteer Training Offered

Number of Volunteers: 6

Activities: Docenting.

Food Services


Picnic Area
Other: None

Local Tourism Links

Local Attractions

Publications & Products

A selection of purchaseable books on the local area and railways. Information guides.

Books • Brochures • CD-ROMS • Museum Guide • Posters • T-Shirts or Sweatshirts or Caps • Commemorative Souvenirs